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Any of various tropical often brightly colored cyprinid fishes of the genus Rasbora and related genera, including many species kept in home aquariums.

[New Latin Rasbora, genus name, from a native word in the East Indies.]
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(Animals) any of the small cyprinid fishes constituting the genus Rasbora of tropical Asia and East Africa. Many species are brightly coloured and are popular aquarium fishes
[from New Latin, from an East Indian language]
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(ræzˈbɔr ə, -ˈboʊr ə, ˈræz bər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
any of several freshwater minnows of the genus Rasbora, of SE Asia, esp. the silvery R.heteromorpha, popular in home aquariums.
[1930–35; < New Latin]
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However, sour pha'ak can only last a short time and only a few types of fish can be used to make it, such as changvar sloek russey (Paralaubuca riveroi) or changvar moul (Rasbora hobelmani) or kanhchrouk (sun loach).
shalynius is extremely low when compared to other cyprinids such as Rasbora daniconius (Nagendran, Shakuntala, Natarajan, & Vasan, 1981), whose fecundity ranged from 580 to 11 040 eggs.
Vacuolization in sub mucosa, shrinkage of mucosal folds observed under present study was also reported by Ghanbahadur in Rasbora daniconius after endosulfan exposure [27].
They reported that heavy metals toxicity of Mystus vittatus fingerlings LC50 for Cu was 18.6 ppm under 96-h exposure whereas Othman et al., (2010) found that Rasbora sumatrana (cyprinidae) was (0.005ppm) for Cu and (0.10 ppm) for Cd.
Labeo rohita, Labeo gonius, Notopterus notopterus and, Rasbora rasbora, etc.
In contrast, infected barb (Puntius brevis) and rasbora (Rasbora spp.) fish (online Technical Appendix Table 1) are not eaten raw.
Small tributaries and rivers of the forest support the fish such as striped Rasbora, walking catfish, Gal Pandiya (Doctor Fish) and endemic Comb Tail.
The overall sex ratio of 1: 1.42 in favour of females in the fishery is similar to that observed in other species: Labeo coubie (1: 1.67) and Rasbora tawarensis (1: 3.39) [14, 20].
striata, this species did not show the highest level of intraspecific divergence, which was instead observed among the two Rasbora paviana collected from sites A and B (0.90%).
and Deshmukh, S.S., 1976, "Observation on the food conversion efficiency and effect of starvation in Rasbora daniconius (Ham)", J.